Displaying your USDOT number correctly outside of your motor vehicle is one of the most important things you need to do as a trucker. You might not give it much thought but it’s extremely important.
In the state of Florida, weigh stations read your USDOT number using advanced number recognition cameras and pull up all of your information in seconds! If your USDOT number is not displayed correctly it will show up as a NO READ and the chances of you getting pulled over or inspected are high! This happens when your US DOT number is too small or it blends in with the color of your commercial vehicle.
As a refresher,
Your USDOT number and other lettering must be at least 2 inches in height, it must contrast with the color of the vehicle and it must be visible from at least 50 feet away.
Please pay attention to these guidelines so you don’t get into trouble.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.